Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Windows XP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows XP over the 6 months to 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 986 744 859
Rank change year-on-year -242 +115 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 66 32 185
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.052% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.28% 0.25% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 63 32 148
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,750 £19,987
25th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £23,743
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £25,000 £29,750 £27,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.97% +8.18% -8.33%
75th Percentile £37,500 £43,125 £33,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £90,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,000 £29,750 £27,500
% change year-on-year -19.33% +8.18% -8.33%

Windows XP is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 23,472 12,793 28,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.43% 20.61% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 15,960 10,587 22,791
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,594
% change year-on-year - +10.85% -3.35%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows XP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows XP.

Salary trend for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows XP over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -207 66 £25,000 -15.97% 15
UK excluding London -150 52 £24,000 -19.33% 14
Midlands -73 29 £24,000 +6.67% 5
East Midlands - 16 £24,000 - 1
West Midlands -54 13 £28,500 +26.67% 4
London -226 13 £51,250 +64.00% 2
South East -111 12 £27,500 -14.06% 3
North of England -123 8 £24,000 -4.00% 2
Yorkshire -72 6 £24,000 -40.00%
Work from Home -204 4 £51,000 +27.50% 1
East of England -90 3 £21,500 -14.00% 1
North East -25 1 £25,250 +7.45%
North West -91 1 £24,000 -4.00% 2

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, IT jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (69.70%) Active Directory
3 44 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
4 39 (59.09%) Microsoft
4 39 (59.09%) Windows 10
5 33 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (37.88%) SQL Server
7 24 (36.36%) Windows Server
7 24 (36.36%) DHCP
7 24 (36.36%) DNS
8 23 (34.85%) Hyper-V
8 23 (34.85%) Driving Licence
8 23 (34.85%) Veeam
9 21 (31.82%) Windows 7
10 19 (28.79%) Social Skills
11 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (24.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (24.24%) Network Management
12 16 (24.24%) Microsoft 365
13 15 (22.73%) Windows 8
13 15 (22.73%) Break/Fix
14 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
14 14 (21.21%) ITIL
14 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (19.70%) SQL
15 13 (19.70%) ERP
15 13 (19.70%) Firewall
15 13 (19.70%) VMware
16 12 (18.18%) Degree
16 12 (18.18%) MAPICS

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.06%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.03%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.52%) IIS
5 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 44 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.24%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (18.18%) Power Platform
3 9 (13.64%) Azure
4 3 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.03%) AWS
5 2 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.03%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 24 (36.36%) DHCP
1 24 (36.36%) DNS
2 13 (19.70%) Firewall
3 5 (7.58%) LAN
3 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.06%) WAN
4 4 (6.06%) Wireless
5 3 (4.55%) Intranet
5 3 (4.55%) SSH
6 2 (3.03%) SAN
7 1 (1.52%) IPsec
7 1 (1.52%) NAS
7 1 (1.52%) Skype
7 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (37.88%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.18%) Power BI
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
General
1 19 (28.79%) Social Skills
2 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.61%) Law
4 3 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.03%) Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Finance
5 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.03%) Front Office
5 2 (3.03%) Legal
5 2 (3.03%) Public Sector
5 2 (3.03%) Retail
6 1 (1.52%) Games
6 1 (1.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1 (1.52%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (37.88%) IT Support
2 24 (36.36%) IT Technician
3 21 (31.82%) Support Technician
4 20 (30.30%) IT Support Technician
5 15 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (22.73%) Support Engineer
6 11 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 10 (15.15%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (15.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 10 (15.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (10.61%) Analyst
8 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (9.09%) Desktop Support
10 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support Technician
11 4 (6.06%) IT Engineer
12 3 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
12 3 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
12 3 (4.55%) Support Manager
13 2 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
13 2 (3.03%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
1 2 (3.03%) React
1 2 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (34.85%) Driving Licence
2 4 (6.06%) Clustering
2 4 (6.06%) SCADA
3 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.55%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.03%) Handset
4 2 (3.03%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.52%) CMDB
5 1 (1.52%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.52%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (59.09%) Windows 10
3 33 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 21 (31.82%) Windows 7
6 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (22.73%) Windows 8
8 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (13.64%) Linux
10 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (12.12%) Windows Vista
11 6 (9.09%) Android
11 6 (9.09%) SUSE
12 5 (7.58%) Windows 2000
13 2 (3.03%) CentOS
13 2 (3.03%) Debian
13 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (3.03%) Ubuntu
13 2 (3.03%) Unix
13 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) Network Management
2 15 (22.73%) Break/Fix
3 14 (21.21%) ITIL
4 13 (19.70%) ERP
5 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.58%) Server Management
7 5 (7.58%) Storage Management
8 4 (6.06%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.06%) Time Management
9 3 (4.55%) Converged Infrastructure
9 3 (4.55%) Inventory Management
9 3 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.55%) Proactive Monitoring
10 2 (3.03%) Analytical Thinking
10 2 (3.03%) Coaching
10 2 (3.03%) People Management
10 2 (3.03%) Product Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) SQL
2 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.06%) VB
3 4 (6.06%) VBScript
4 2 (3.03%) C#
4 2 (3.03%) Go
4 2 (3.03%) Python
4 2 (3.03%) Ruby
5 1 (1.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) MCP
3 2 (3.03%) MCSA
3 2 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (24.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.03%) GDPR
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) Accessibility
System Software
1 46 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 23 (34.85%) Hyper-V
3 9 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.03%) Docker
6 1 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) HP SIM
1 4 (6.06%) NetBackup
1 4 (6.06%) OpenView
2 3 (4.55%) SCCM
2 3 (4.55%) SCOM
2 3 (4.55%) vCenter Server
2 3 (4.55%) WSUS
3 2 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 39 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 23 (34.85%) Veeam
3 13 (19.70%) VMware
4 12 (18.18%) Acronis
4 12 (18.18%) JD Edwards
4 12 (18.18%) MAPICS
5 7 (10.61%) Apple
5 7 (10.61%) HP
6 5 (7.58%) Commvault
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco
7 4 (6.06%) Dell
7 4 (6.06%) Oracle
7 4 (6.06%) Symantec
7 4 (6.06%) Veritas
8 3 (4.55%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (4.55%) Juniper
8 3 (4.55%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.03%) Calypso
9 2 (3.03%) Lotus
9 2 (3.03%) Murex